1 November 2016, Lome, Togo
Mr. Lucien Kouakou, the IPPF Africa Regional Director is currently on an Advocacy mission in Lome Togo, where he is undertaking engagements with key SRHR partners in the country, including those affiliated to the Association Togolaise pour le Bien-Etre Familial (ATBEF). ATBEF is one of IPPFAR’s 42 Member Associations.
Accompanying Mr. Kouakou in his mission is Dr. Dorothy Yevide, President of the Association Béninoise pour la Planification Familiale (ABPF) representing the Regional President of IPPF, and Ms. Denise Murekatete, IPPFAR Program Advisor. The delegation has so far engaged in fruitful discussions with the UNFPA Country Representative, M Saturnin Epie.
During their discussions, the IPPFAR delegation appreciated the continued collaboration between ATBEF and UNFPA, with IPPFAR pledging to strengthen this partnership through among others, the implementation of the Community-based distribution of contraceptives, including the injectable.
The IPPFAR delegation also met the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Togo, M. Essohouna Meba, who lauded IPPFAR for the significant contribution that ATBEF has made in Togo, more so towards the achievement of the country’s development goals. He further pledged his commitment to being ATBEF’s spokesman in the private business sector. The IPPFAR team continues its advocacy mission this week, together with the Ambassador of The Youth Action Movement –Togo chapter.